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The Business News Headlines 22 July 2021

A surprising number of new unemployment cases surprised the business community today and that had an impact on Wall Street. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 22nd of July and here's what we've got for you:

  • Warren Buffett sells a prized business;
  • It wasn't by much but we beat the flatline;
  • Religion, Politics and Business...in the news;
  • Another vehicle manufacturer goes all in on electric;
  • A fast food restaurant without...food;
  • The four fast food places who have raised prices the most;
  • The Wall Street Report & new unemployment numbers;
  • Where have all the employees gone? We may have found them.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 1 July 2021

Welcome to a brand new month and the start of the second half of 2021.  Glad you're with us again today. Here's what we've got for you and remember to click through to learn more about the Two Lane Rambler, Roger Sanders from Illinois.

  • The Pandemic was good for them but now?
  • Robinhood fined $70 million and why;
  • Commodities are up and oil at $100?;
  • Let's chat about nude pool parties;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobless rate dips;
  • The Robinhood IPO explained.

For the interview you'll meet writer Roger Sanders who just kicked off his travel blog the Two Lane Rambler. It's a neat story about the hidden treasurers we can find if we get off the interstate and ramble down the two lane roads in Rural America. To hear about his startup click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

 

Roger Sanders the Two Lane Rambler

You never know where you'll find an interesting story. A couple of weeks ago we got an email from an old friend, Roger Sanders, asking if we might take a look at his new adventure and business. Two Lane Rambler is all about "Discovering Rural America" as this former newspaper and magazine writer travels the back roads and helps you discover hidden treasurers tucked away in small towns and villages. We think it's a neat idea and pleased to share it with you. Enjoy...

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Changing Lives One Photo At A Time - Marcus Bullock

I was late getting to the keynote address by a guy named Marcus Bullock. He was kicking off EntreFest a startup and entrepreneurial conference in Cedar Rapids Iowa. I almost didn't go because I was working on my presentation and, frankly, what kind of business is something called Flickshop? I'm grateful I went and sat in the front row.  His story, from going to prison at age 15 to creating a company and an educational component that helps prison inmates keep connected and then gives them skills to be used on the outside, was one of the most important speeches I've heard. There is so much to unpack here...so, let's get at it and meet Marcus Bullock.   

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 14 June 2021

Welcome back to yet another Monday and today, in the U.S., it is Flag Day...happy Flag Day to our friends in America. Coming up our Small Business Spotlight shines on the 1910 Sip House...a really cool story but first...the business news headlines:

  • More bad news out of Lordstown, Ohio;
  • Another mall owner flies for Chapter 11;
  • Wall Street is NOT the economy;
  • Ford is betting on...small;
  • Oil prices shot up again today;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "quite rate" among workers is...massive.

Also, like we teased, you'll meet Karen and Jeff Lees the people behind the start-up of the 1910 Sip House. It's quite the story...and how they ended up in the Small Business Spotlight is also quite a story.  To listen to that conversation, click here.

The 1910 Sip House - Small Business Spotlight

Not long ago our friends, Steve & Donna, introduced us to "Bada Bing" one of many flavors of hard cider created at the 1910 Sip House located on Ethel Lake in Minnesota. Listening to them tell the story about these two people, Karen & Jeff Lees, who traveled from Colorado to Minnesota and opened up a hard cider bar in a grain bin...well, we knew we had to reach out and put them in our Small Business Spotlight. Enjoy...we did! 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Meet Howard Allen from Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage

We all love to eat.  Some of us more than others...right? But, far too often we get into a rut eating the same stuff or the stuff we are used to. Today that changes. You'll meet entrepreneur Howard Allan from Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage. Howard has a great story about going from Chicago to Brooklyn, NY  to work on his trade as a freelance graphic designer. But then an idea set in motion his sausage company with an unusual name (we also break that down).  Enjoy and, yes, Howard can ship you your favorite Maroon Jerk Chicken Sausage anywhere in the U.S. Listen in! 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Giving Vaccines Without Needles - Mazen Animal Health

We are all turned on to the issue of vaccines as the world fights off COVID-19. We all know that that vaccine, among others, are administered with a "poke" in the arm. But, what if there were a way to deliver vaccine without the needle.  Meet Dr. Jennifer Filbey from a new startup Mazan Animal Health.  And we're not only talking about farm critters but also companion animals...dogs and cats.  We think this is an amazing story and glad to share it with you.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Meet Entrepreneur Mensur Pudic for Business

Part of our ongoing series featuring entrepreneurs who have launched their business during the pandemic we bring you speaker and business coach Mensur Pudic. Mensur has an amazing story from coming to the U.S. as a child not knowing the language or culture to being a successful employee at a large firm to launching his own business. You can learn more about Mensur here, on his website "Simply Motivated". But listening to the story is...uplifting. 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Entrepreneur Zakiya Jenkins and Grace Fitness

It was a chance meeting. I was on a phone call with several people when the host asked Zakiya Jenkins to tell a bit about her story. It was so amazing that we had to book her for the newscast. Her journey toward healthy living came after reaching 305 pounds and being admitted, several times a month, to the hospital for various issues related to her weight. The decision was the beginning of Grace Fitness now a non-profit that helps others, many who can not pay, to start their own journey toward a better and more healthy life. Her work has been recognized and she's received grants from Delta Dental and AmeriCorps. Along with her work she is also studying to become a registered dietitian at Iowa State University. Get ready for a good story! 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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